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Press Release

Dürr presents innovations for greater production efficiency

Open House 2012

Bietigheim-Bissingen, May 4, 2012 – Dürr opened its international Open House technology exhibition today with a discussion forum for high-profile customer representatives. Addressing the roughly 70 guests, CEO Ralf W. Dieter said: “Our ambition is to help our customers maximize their production efficiency, for instance through more flexible, economical, and faster manufacturing processes. That is the focus of Dürr’s global innovation management.” Dürr expects over 800 visitors from the automobile industry and other sectors during the six-day exhibition in Bietigheim-Bissingen.

Dürr’s guests can inform themselves about the machinery and plant engineering group’s latest innovations at twelve stations; in addition, there are presentations and discussion forums. The spectrum of exhibits ranges from painting, glueing, and assembly systems for the automobile, wind turbine, and aircraft industries, via environmental technologies and balancing equipment, through to assembly systems for e-mobility drive batteries.

One highlight is the compact EcoReBooth painting booth system, based on Dürr’s energy-saving EcoDryScrubber technology. Each EcoReBooth unit has its own integral air circulation system, in which the conditioning of the air can be individually controlled. By eliminating the previously customary centralized air circulation system this also saves space and costs.

To reduce CO2 emissions in automobile painting, Dürr is presenting a body dryer that uses solar thermal energy, and the exhaust-air purification systems EcoPure TAR and EcoPure KPR. Other live demonstrations include the new Ecopaint swingarm painting robot, the latest EcoLCC color changer generation, and new dosing and application systems for sealing welded seams on automobiles.

Dürr’s machinery activities are represented at the Open House, among other things, by the environment-friendly EcoCSteam cleaning system. Other high-tech innovations are the TBcomfort turbocharger balancing machine and the CompStart filling system for the automotive industry.

For its customers in the aircraft industry Dürr is demonstrating the EcoPositioner positioning system, the FAStplant assembly technology, and the EcoInspect system for the fully automated scanning of aircraft fuselage shells.

Dürr is a mechanical and plant engineering group that holds leading positions in the world market in its areas of operation. It generates a good 80% of its sales in business with the automotive industry. It also supplies the aircraft, machinery, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries with innovative production and environmental technology. The Dürr Group operates in the market with four divisions. Paint and Assembly Systems plans and builds paintshops and final assembly systems for the automobile industry. Application Technology provides automated paint application, sealing, and glueing with its robot technologies. Machinery and systems from the Measuring and Process Systems division are used in engine and transmission manufacturing and in final vehicle assembly, among other areas. The fourth division, Clean Technology Systems, is focused on processes to improve energy efficiency and on exhaust air purification. Dürr has 50 business locations in 23 countries worldwide and approximately 7,100 employees. The Group achieved sales of € 1.9 billion in 2011.